Books to demystify data science and data surveillance

The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data

The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data

David Spiegelhalter

How can statistics help us understand the world? Can we come to reliable conclusions when data is imperfect? How is statistics changing in the age of data science? Statistics has played a leading role in our scientific...

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Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

Caroline Criado Perez

She exposes the gender data gap - a gap in our knowledge that is at the root of perpetual, systemic discrimination against women, and that has created a pervasive but invisible bias with a profound effect on women's lives.

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Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

Cathy O'Neil

We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives - whether we get a job or a loan, how much we pay for insurance - are being made by mathematical models. In theory, this should lead to greater...

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Habeas Data

Habeas Data

Cyrus Farivar

A book about what the Cambridge Analytica scandal shows: That surveillance and data privacy is every citizens' concern.

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Big Data: A Very Short Introduction

Big Data: A Very Short Introduction

Dawn E. Holmes (Faculty Member, Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, University of California, Santa Barbara)

An unimaginably vast amount of data is now generated by our on-line lives and businesses, At the same time, our ability to store, manage, analyse, and exploit this data is becoming ever more sophisticated. This Very Short...

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The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age

The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age

David E. Sanger

From the premiere New York Times Washington correspondent, a stunning and incisive look into how cyberwarfare is influencing elections, threatening national security, and bringing us to the brink of global war.

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Monitored: Business and Surveillance in a Time of Big Data

Monitored: Business and Surveillance in a Time of Big Data

Peter Bloom

The corporate world is watching us, but why does no one watch them?

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Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet

Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet

Yasha Levine

An explosive, revisionist history of the dark past, and darker present of the internet.

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Uberland: How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules of Work

Uberland: How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules of Work

Alex Rosenblat

Silicon Valley technology is transforming the way we work, and Uber is leading the charge. An American startup that promised to deliver entrepreneurship for the masses through its technology, Uber instead built a new template for...

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Everybody Lies

Everybody Lies

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

Everybody lies, to friends, lovers, doctors, pollsters - and to themselves. In Internet searches, however, people confess the truth.

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Numsense! Data Science for the Layman: No Math Added

Numsense! Data Science for the Layman: No Math Added

Kenneth Soo, Annalyn Ng

Used as course material in top universities like Stanford and Cambridge. Sold in over 85 countries and translated into more than 5 languages. Want to get started on data science? Our promise: no math added. This book...

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